How to Use Bullet Tracing to Improve Your Long Range Accuracy

When you pull the trigger on any of your guns there’s a little bit of distortion in the air. Snipers call this “bullet trace” and it’s one of the critical elements they use to determine where a shot hit.  What happens as the bullet travels through the air, the high speed literally distorts the air around it. Bullet tracing works much like those tracer rounds you might have seen in old World War II footage on the History Channel.  Gunners and snipers use these trails to re-adjust their aim. Where this becomes especially helpful for long distance target shooting and […]

VIDEO: Maryland Deputy Blasts a Groundhog on a Public Road

Did you hear the one about the Maryland Deputy who got into a standoff with a groundhog… …and shot his way out of it?! Well, now you can say that you not only hear about it, you saw the dang movie too. Warning: This video contains footage of a cop literally shooting a groundhog! We’re not sure what exactly Maryland’s use of force policy is on varmints… But it’s safe to say this was a very bad day for this groundhog. Probably not this deputy’s best day either. Woof! Hey, we realize it might seem like we’re making fun of this poor […]

5 Best Eye Exercises for Shooters

What’s the most common thing shooters say they want help with?  We conducted a survey recently and got some very interesting feedback. The overwhelming response was one word, simply: Aiming. It’s a bit of a tricky subject to focus on, because well… what exactly does it mean? Pretty much everyone knows how their sight picture should look in order to “aim” at the center of a target. You line up the front and rear sights on the bullseye, right? Where the real difficulty seems to come from is not so much “aiming” as it is “focusing.” Most people tend to […]

Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

QUESTION: Will a bite from the snake pictured above kill you? ANSWER: No. Often mistaken for highly venomous coral snake, the scarlet king snake pictured above is non-venomous and even beneficial to have around for rodent control. The coral snake (featured on page 10) is identified by the common Boy Scout saying “Red and yellow, kill a fellow. Red and black, friend of Jack.” Thus, if the snake has red and yellow bands touching, it’s a Texas coral snake or eastern coral snake. The Arizona coral snake features a very pale yellow band, nearly white, that touches its yellow bands. 

Crazy Winter Driving Fails [VIDEO]

It’s never fun to be involved in any kind of auto accident, especially when it’s incredibly cold outside and you could get frostbite just waiting on the tow truck.  Still, there’s a lot to learn from watching the crazy things that tend to occur when you put the average driver on a sheet of ice and watch what happens. The fact is that almost all natural impulses simply make matters worse… but they are hilarious to watch. RELATED: Top 5 Redneck Automotive Innovations [PICS] After endearing some of the coldest winter weather in decades across the country, including many areas […]

Here’s Why Texas Indigo Snakes Are Good to Have Around [VIDEO]

What is it about shocking snake videos? For some reason, we just can’t get enough of them. The more unbelievable, terrifying, or flat out disgusting, the more these videos seem to draw us in. In some strange way, these videos appeal to our sense of survival. Maybe it’s the need to test ourselves in a way… Maybe we need to know just how we might react if we were to actually come face to face with a massive anaconda? Where can you find the world’s largest cottonmouth? Or who would win in an epic showdown between a rattlesnake and a water […]

8 Ways to Purify Water You Never Knew About

Water is an essential liquid that can help keep your skin moisturized. Your body also utilizes water to maintain key bodily functions and regulate a normal temperature. As your body loses water through digestion, breathing and sweating, you’ll need to replenish the fluids regularly to prevent dehydration. Additionally, to maintain the essential health and wellness in humans, animals and vegetation, your water needs to be free from impurities such as minerals, contaminants and other pathogens. If the liquid isn’t in its purest form, the bacteria can cause health complications through diseases and illnesses. The following are ways to purify water […]

How to Survive an Encounter With America’s Most Dangerous Creatures [STEP-BY-STEP]

Do you know what to do when you cross paths with a black bear? A grizzly bear? How about a hungry mountain lion? You’re supposed to stare directly into a wolf’s eyes to assert dominance, right? Or was that for coyotes? Hmm… If you’re like most Americans, you have way more questions than answers when it comes to facing a touch-and-go encounter with dangerous predators in the backcountry. And truth be told, the best practices you need to follow change dramatically from predator to predator, and species to species. Black bears require a totally different approach than you’d use with […]

5 Life-Saving Medicinal Mushrooms Growing in Your Backyard [FIELD GUIDE]

According to Dr. Oz, mushrooms are one of the super foods you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. All mushrooms have anti-cancer properties, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, preventing tumor growth and even aiding in weight loss. Whether you’re lost in the woods or dealing with a post-apocalyptic situation without any access to medical care, it’s vital to be aware of the many medicinal options that nature has to offer. Plus, it’s just cool to be a wealth of alternative medical knowledge. Although certain mushrooms are poisonous, there are many others that can provide a source of […]

7 Insane Animal Videos You Won’t Believe! [VIDEO]

This footage was captured by hikers enjoying the peaceful walking the trails at Circle B Ranch in Lakeland, Florida, when this monster decided to migrate right across the path in front of them. “Humpback,” as the locals know him is often seen wandering around the nature preserve he calls home. Estimates have the gator’s length at 15 feet, but that hardly puts his dinosaur-like size in perspective. Image being one of the hikers that spotted this guy looking for some new real estate. Creepy and prehistoric are two words that seem to fit rather well when it comes to the […]